Henry's Songbook

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  1. The sun comes up on Diglake fields,
    It wakes the milk white hare
    The Lady tells the stable boy
    To saddle up the mare,
    The hands that hold the reins are cold
    The spurs are polished steel,
    She´ll take the mare without a care
    To race on Diglake fields.

  2. The sun goes down across the town
    And miners start to rise,
    Out from their beds with sleepy heads
    To leave their anxious wifes,
    Off they troop with ne´er a look
    To get the coal below,
    So hello night, farewell daylight,
    Be careful how you go.

  3. The horses hooves on Diglake fields
    Throw water in the air,
    Sometimes she´s lost among the mist
    That falls around the moor
    At her command is all this land
    And all the coal that's there
    In morning sun and at full run
    She saw the milk white hare.

  4. No sun will shine down in the mine
    A thousand feet below,
    No hares will run and days don´t come
    Where winds refuse to blow,
    And by the cold dark river´s run
    They´ll stream in from the sea,
    And men down there who work with care
    See water in their dreams.

  5. No fear of fox or of greyhound
    The hare can beat them all,
    She can outrun the hunters gun
    And miners dogs galore
    But now this Lady races on
    To cut this wild hare down
    She dearly wants the milk-white fur
    To trim her dancing gown.

  6. The coal is cleared down in the mine
    Cut by the morning shift
    The cutters call the firemen in
    To start another drift
    The shots are placed, men take their break,
    They pass the tea can round,
    When all retire the shots are fired
    And 60 men are drowned.

  7. In the night the fire burns bright
    The band takes up the tune
    The dance begins and heads they turn
    She moves into the room
    Her face is flushed, her eyes they shine
    They sparkle from the fire
    Her gown is cut above her breast´s
    It´s trimmed with milk-white fur.

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